Aloha Performing Arts to Hold Auditions

June 23, 2016, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:33 PM
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Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu. Courtesy photo.

Aloha Performing Arts Company will hold open auditions for volunteer actor/readers on Sunday, June 26, at 6 p.m. at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu, for its 23rd Annual Original Play Festival.

Seven plays will be cast by five directors. Auditions will consist of readings from the scripts, which are available online.

The plays will be presented in staged reading format, with actors holding scripts, so memorization is not required. Newcomers are encouraged to audition.

The festival will be presented Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 17 through 20 at the theater.

Weekly cast meetings will begin on July 6; each play will have a maximum of six rehearsals. The Wednesday, Thursday and Friday plays will rehearse in the evenings on those days, and the Saturday show will rehearse in the afternoon on Saturdays.


Specific times and the entire rehearsal and performance schedule will be available at auditions.


For more information, call 322-9924.

23rd Annual Original Play Festival

Opening the festival on Wednesday will be four short plays—two before intermission and two after.


Renee Monell will direct the first two—Into the Fire by Katherine Dubois and Ebook Meets Treebook by Rex McGregor.

The first play is a two-person drama imagining a meeting between a young Mark Twain and Isabella Bird.

The second play is a comedy pitting books against electronic devices, with two men and two women in the cast.

After intermission, two plays directed by Paula Cornwell will be presented—Water View by Ray Arsenault, a real estate comedy with a cast of two women and one man and Thank You, Auto Correct by Cynthia Arsenault, a short, three-character, modern comedy of errors.

On Thursday, Aug. 18, Sunburned by Laurence Rosler and directed by Tiffany Kutsunai will take the state. It is a romantic comedy set in Greece, with a cast of two women and two men.

Friday, Aug. 19, will feature Final Appearance, also by Rosler and directed by Felicity Johnson. It is a ghostly comedy set in an old theater, with a cast of three women and four men.

The festival will close on Saturday with Aspects, a Restaurant & Lounge by John Donnelly, directed by Nicole Gour. This comedy features a large cast of 16 characters—seven males, eight females and one… either.

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